Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Navy Evacuated

<bt>Navy Elementary School was evacuated about 11:30 a.m. Monday because of a gas leak at a construction site across the street from the school.

Following the emergency procedures in place for the school, the students were taken to Fair Oak Hospital next door, said Paul Regnier, the school system's community relations coordinator. There were about seven students who complained about not feeling well, he said.

Mondays are early release days for elementary schools, so the students got to go home about half-hour earlier than usual. As school officials were making arrangements for the students to be picked up, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department reopened the building.

School was back to normal Tuesday.


<bt>In "Child Pornography Charges Against Herndon Man," [Herndon Connection, Oct. 1-7, 2003], the Connection misidentified the community where Ralph Shipler, who was arrested, resides. His home is in Chantilly Highlands, not Franklin Farm.

<sh>Town Calendar

<bt>Thursday, Oct. 9, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Farmers' Market. Station Street Parking Lot.

Monday, Oct. 13-Friday, Oct. 17

Herndon Arts Week. Fall clean up: north of the bike trail.

Monday, Oct. 13

Town offices closed. Community center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Town Council regular session.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

Architectural Review Board/Heritage Preservation Review Board work session. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

Thursday, Oct. 16, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Farmers' Market. Station Street Parking Lot.